Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

Job Title: Solutions Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Reference: 894356_1516820408
Contact Name: Nick Haaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 24, 2018 19:00

Job Description

Solutions Architect
Basingstoke area
Salary up to £60k

Your knowledge and experience of large scale & high impact HMG related projects would prove vital to my client; they are currently seeking a Solutions Architect to join a niche team helping design complete solutions with an emphasis on security and efficiency - you will be working on new and emerging technologies.

My client is a global Engineering company that has always been renowned for its innovative engineering. They provide high quality products & services to the Defence, Government, Financial & Professional and Infrastructure & Utilities sectors.

Job description

Solution Architects play an important role ensuring that the solutions they produce align with roadmaps established by the Enterprise Architecture (EA) practice, and complies with EA Standards, Principals & Policies.

Focussed on converting business requirements into designs that ultimately deliver to the functional and non-functional requirements, the SA will rely on design patterns from previous experiences, published reference architectures, and on guidance from the EA Sponsor. The SA is accountable for balancing architectural concerns of the projects with the concerns of the Enterprise.

The Solution Architect is the development or design authority for each project. The SA will provide motivation & guidance to the entire project & implementation teams during the systems design, implementation & early life support lifecycle. Each SA must ensure buy-in from the support and implementation teams, so that the teams are motivated to match the implementation to the detailed design of the solution.

Key Accountabilities

*Work with Business Analysts to ensure that the Business Requirements, Functional Requirements and Non-Functional Requirements are suitably documented and are fit to determine the solution, can be tested against, and detailed enough to prove that the solution will deliver to the requirements.
*Defining and articulating complex solutions for large scale / high impact projects, including business, application, data and infrastructure impacts along with testing and implementation considerations through defined design & approval process.
*Developing pragmatic, commercially feasible architectures, considering all functional as well as non-functional requirements (e.g. performance, capacity, accessibility, security, usability)
*Work in association with the Lead Solution Architect to ensure that quotes for design timescales / technical costs are increasingly accurate as progress is made through the design cycle.
*Leading a multi-disciplinary team of application, data and infrastructure professionals to implement the architecture, including those distributed across geographical boundaries
*Troubleshoot complex and intermittent problems to tight timeframes whilst under pressure
*Provide strategic consultation to projects and service development initiatives in defining or designing business processes and functions, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer requirements

Key Capabilities / Knowledge

Solution architecture;
*Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas.
*Produces detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.
*Within a business change programme, assists in the preparation of technical plans and cooperates with business assurance and project staff to ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available.
*Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly

*Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.
*Identifies, evaluates and recommends options, implementing if required. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups, as part of formal or informal consultancy agreements.
*Seeks to fully address client needs, enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of client personnel, by ensuring that proposed solutions are properly understood and appropriately exploited

Technical specialism;
*Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific technical domains, and provides expert advice regarding their application.
*Can supervise specialist technical consultancy.
*The knowledge can be any aspect of information or communication technology: Process, Data and Application, Infrastructure or Networks and Security.

Emerging technology monitoring;

Experience & Qualifications

*Preferably Degree qualified or equivalent experience
*Relevant domain level certification such as CCDP / CCIE, MCSE, OSCP, LPIC-3 etc. or equivalent providing evidence of advanced domain level knowledge and capabilities
*Extensive experience in designing secure solutions for in a complex IT environment

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

This is a Permanent position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.